This morning’s “Newday” on Media General was largely about the Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. The show took the effort to remind Ghanaians about the pencil, jute, silo, shoe, tobacco factories and many other industries Dr Kwame Nkrumah built but we couldn’t maintain in Ghana. The silo factory for instance has now turned into private residences and there is no one to answer who gave the factory up. Some also used the land on which the silo sits for the building of hotels. That is very disheartening.
Well, Johnnie Hughes also hinted how people, of which some are in power right now, benefited from some university packages. At the University of Ghana, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, people used to have a full room with televisions and constant feeding. They were pampered and had convenience in learning. Right after people complete school, there are factories to absorb them and make them apply the knowledge they have gotten. There was no brain drain because there was unemployment.
“However, there have been so many sycophants around the President right now who cannot speak truth to the President. They hail and express ingratiation to the President for whatever favour”- Johnnie Hughes. The President has also failed to even honour his own promise to the good people of Ghana. Where is the One District One Factory (1D1F)? There is a lot of talk but little effort.
The sad part of the matter is, these people enjoyed Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s good governance. They enjoyed the freebies from the universities, they enjoyed rapid job experience/opportunities from the state. But they give small of these opportunities to this generation and they want us to hail them- Johnnie Hughes added.
I and many other Ghanaians will definitely not agree less with Johnnie. This is why many youths in Ghana want the leaders to fix the country. Because Ghana has everything to keep all Ghanaians excited through good governance. But for corruption, greed and selfishness, we are circumvented from enjoying this package.
Look at the roads we build, Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s road has lasted for over 60 years and it is even better than what we built for the people of Atimatim, Pokuase, Madango and Pru. We build roads that last for less than 5 years. The road at Atimatim-Kumasi for instance lasted for just 3 years. I was at the University of Ghana level 200 when they started building the road, by the time I returned from school, the road exiting to my junction was hollow and sustained numerous potholes
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